Intel Core i7-4650U vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ vs Intel Core i7-4910MQ

Intel Core i7-4650U

► remove from comparison Intel 4650U

The Intel Core i7-4650U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.7 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core or 2.9 GHz for 2 active cores.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by alomst 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4650U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4650U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4960HQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4960HQ

The Intel Core i7-4960HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops launched in Q3 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 GHz (for 1 active core). Please note: These Turbo clocks are not confirmed yet. A noteworthy feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-package, 102 GB/s).

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Since the turbo stages of the Core i7-4960HQ exactly match those of the i7-4900MQ, the performance should be very similar. Therefore, the CPU will match the Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3940XM and handle even the most demanding applications.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GPU offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1300 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves performance. As a result, the HD 5200 competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards.

The i7-4960HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including the integrated graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is best suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4910MQ

► remove from comparison Intel 4910MQ

The Intel Core i7-4910MQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops which has been launched in Q1/2014. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.9 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core).

Architecture

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by 5 - 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Performance

Compared to the Core i7-4900MQ, the 4910MQ is clocked just 100 MHz higher and therefore only slightly faster. Overall, the performance is almost similar to the Core i7-4930MX. Even extremly demanding software or multitasking will be handled easily.

Graphics

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1300 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000. This is slightly slower than the AMD Radeon HD 8650G, but similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 720M.

Power Consumption

The i7-4910MQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4650UIntel Core i7-4960HQIntel Core i7-4910MQ
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Series: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (200 - 1300 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1300 MHz)
$454 U.S.$657 U.S.$568 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4650UIntel Core i7 4960HQIntel Core i7 4910MQ
FCBGA1364rPGA

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 241     avg: 256     median: 256 (6%)     max: 271 Points
632 Points (14%)
min: 651     avg: 696     median: 697 (16%)     max: 739 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 122     avg: 123     median: 123 (53%)     max: 124 Points
124%
1 4910MQ +
min: 149     avg: 152     median: 153 (67%)     max: 154 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 2.5     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (6%)     max: 2.9 Points
284%
1 4910MQ +
min: 7.05     avg: 7.5     median: 7.5 (17%)     max: 7.99 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 1.36     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (55%)     max: 1.45 Points
123%
1 4910MQ +
min: 1.69     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (67%)     max: 1.75 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 4592     avg: 4694     median: 4714.5 (48%)     max: 4755 Points
117%
1 4910MQ +
min: 5457     avg: 5512     median: 5512 (57%)     max: 5567 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 8173     avg: 8801     median: 8620.5 (14%)     max: 9789 Points
244%
1 4910MQ +
min: 19910     avg: 20998     median: 20997.5 (35%)     max: 22085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 10658     avg: 11373     median: 11128.5 (13%)     max: 12576 Points
237%
1 4910MQ +
26355 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4650U +
min: 5828     avg: 6190     median: 6276 (58%)     max: 6380 Points
115%
1 4910MQ +
7223 Points (67%)
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
1 4650U +
min: 628.19     avg: 633     median: 632.8 (7%)     max: 637.406 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
1 4650U +
min: 18.067     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.109 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
1 4650U +
min: 2363     avg: 2442     median: 2382 (24%)     max: 2582 KB/s
128%
1 4910MQ +
3048 KB/s (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 4650U +
min: 15.37     avg: 16.6     median: 16 (10%)     max: 18.37 fps
256%
1 4910MQ +
41 fps (24%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 4650U +
min: 84.09     avg: 89.6     median: 89.1 (31%)     max: 95.5 fps
182%
1 4910MQ +
162 fps (56%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
1 4650U +
min: 0.143     avg: 0.1     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.155 GB/s
256%
1 4910MQ +
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
1 4650U +
min: 0.236     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (0%)     max: 0.274 GB/s
247%
1 4910MQ +
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
1 4650U +
min: 1.5     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
241%
1 4910MQ +
4.1 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
1 4650U +
min: 2698     avg: 3086     median: 3249 (22%)     max: 3312 Points
218%
1 4910MQ +
7078 Points (47%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
1 4650U +
min: 11     avg: 11.4     median: 11.4 (2%)     max: 11.9 Seconds
100%
1 4910MQ +
13 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
1 4650U +
min: 26.27     avg: 26.7     median: 26.7 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
100%
1 4910MQ +
21 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4650U +
min: 593.285     avg: 603     median: 605 (3%)     max: 611.05 Seconds
100%
1 4910MQ +
523 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4650U +
min: 14230     avg: 28558     median: 28557.5 (14%)     max: 42885 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4650U +
min: 9820     avg: 19671     median: 19671 (15%)     max: 29522 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4650U +
7 points (90%)
110%
1 4910MQ +
7.7 points (99%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4650U +
min: 7058     avg: 8258     median: 8856 (12%)     max: 8861 Points
288%
1 4910MQ +
25513 Points (36%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4650U +
min: 3158     avg: 3346     median: 3360 (15%)     max: 3530 points
259%
1 4910MQ +
8706 points (39%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4650U +
min: 24370     avg: 28186     median: 27147 (17%)     max: 31370 Points
172%
1 4910MQ +
min: 44602     avg: 46333     median: 46567 (30%)     max: 47831 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 4650U +
min: 2519     avg: 2668     median: 2635 (7%)     max: 2924 Points
264%
1 4910MQ +
min: 6594     avg: 6840     median: 6959 (18%)     max: 6966 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
100%
1 4650U +
min: 3582     avg: 3794     median: 3735.5 (12%)     max: 4121 Points
262%
1 4910MQ +
min: 4496     avg: 8069     median: 9775 (31%)     max: 9937 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4650U +
min: 5839     avg: 5857     median: 5857 (10%)     max: 5875 Points
220%
1 4910MQ +
12909 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4650U +
min: 3086     avg: 3089     median: 3088.5 (63%)     max: 3091 Points
117%
1 4910MQ +
3621 Points (74%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
2137 ms (4%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4650U +
97.3 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4650U +
15205 Points (29%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4650U → 100% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4960HQ → 247% n=1

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4910MQ → 272% n=1

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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